screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

idiom

Definition of screen one's (telephone/phone) calls 

: to let an answering machine answer one's phone in order to hear who is calling before deciding to talk to whoever it is

Learn More about screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

Share screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

Resources for screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

Dictionary Entries near screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

screenman

screen memory

screeno

screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

screen out

screen pass

screen plate

Statistics for screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

Look-up Popularity

Comments on screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

What made you want to look up screen one's (telephone/phone) calls? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express warning or disapproval

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!